Y6 West of England 2017

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    Submission by Whitley Park Primary and Nursery School

    Mrs Hamilton’s Register

    The children chose to do Mrs Hamilton's Register. The 5 children who performed the poem realised that Mrs Hamilton was saying the meanings of the names, and so they decided to make all of the replies have voices which matched their names, and added their own sound effects into the poem.

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  • War!

    We examined the themes of war and peace through quotes and sayings. We really liked the “funky” style of the word “Word” that features in the vocabulary webinar, so we nicked the same design for our anti-war poster. I gave out giant letter templates to spell the word “WAR” and Gladiators did a 10 minute challenge to fill their letter with the sayings and quotations they liked the most. This will eventually go up on our Reading Gladiators wall display.

  • Interview with Bixa

    Children wrote questions that they’d like to use to interview Bixa. They answered these questions in role – both their own and questions from other members of the group.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th May 2018, 3:24pm
    Some thoughtful questions and responses. All is not as clear cut as we might think at the beginning of the story. I'm interested that you have seen that Bix's aggressive behaviour is a response to something deep-seated.
  • Making Connections

    Y6 at Mortimer St Marys have been looking at connections between all the books read so far – mind maps have worked well for us.

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 24th May 2018, 3:26pm
    It's fascinating to see the connections that you have made between the different books that you have read. we hope that Pheonix is a wonderful way of bringing themes from your Reading Gladiator year together. Congratulations on such thoughtful responses.
  • Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:44pm
    A detailed scene. You have obviously taken a lot of care with the drawing.
  • Art Workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:42pm
    Winnie looks cross here. The eyebrows are a great way to convey an expression.
  • Art workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:41pm
    You've really observed well and picked up the proportions that Korky uses when drawing Winnie.
  • Art workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:40pm
    Great attention to detail and look at Wilbur flying through the air!
  • Art workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:39pm
    A very recognisable Winnie and Wilbur.
  • Art workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:38pm
    Are you sure Korky didn't draw this one?
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:38pm
    There's an eye for detail in this one. Nice colour choice too.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:37pm
    Fabulous colour splashes. They make the picture feel dynamic and work well with the open-mouthed expression.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:36pm
    Great expression. The placing of the pupils in the eyeballs works really well.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:35pm
    This one looks as though you could stroke it. A lovely furry effect.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:34pm
    I love the sense of humour and the reclining pose in this picture.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:33pm
    Those brush strokes have lots of texture.
  • Experimenting with watercolour

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 8:16pm
    Wow, what a wonderful quirky, expressive picture. I'd like to hang this on my wall!
  • Experimenting with watercolour

    Using watercolour and blending the colours turned out to be MUCH harder than it looked in Korky Paul’s demontration!

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:32pm
    I bet Korky made it look easy. like the way water colour is almost translucent in places.
  • Gladiators art workshop

    Gladiators enjoyed drawing in the style of Korky Paul

    Comments

    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:30pm
    We have noticed that you are a very artistic team of Gladiators. Hope you had a great day!
  • Year 6 Gladiators on Tour!

    Reading Gladiators did us proud at Badminton School on Monday where we’d been invited to meet famous illustrator Korky Paul! Korky Paul was really approachable and his artwork demonstration was excellent to watch! We gathered lots of tips for our art session this week. I felt proud that our children were not at all daunted by the grandeur of the surroundings. Despite an audience of over 100 people, Grace and Piyu managed to ask Korky Paul what were arguably the most interesting questions of the session. All in all, Filton Avenue Reading Gladiators acquitted themselves with great aplomb!

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    Nicola Gamble
    Nicola Gamble 1st May 2018, 7:28pm
    The Reading Gladiators team are proud of you, too. Well done everyone!